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    THE TASK OF CLEARING UP BEGAN TODAY (OCT 22) AT FOUR BUILDINGS IN HAIFA DAMAGED BY BOMB EXPLOSIONS.

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    THE TASK OF CLEARING UP BEGAN TODAY (OCT 22) AT FOUR BUILDINGS IN HAIFA DAMAGED BY BOMB EXPLOSIONS. ISRAEL SAID THAT ONE MAN DIED IN THE BLASTS AND ELEVEN WERE INJURED.

    THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, MRS. GOLDA MEIR, SAID LATER THAT WAYS WOULD BE FOUND TO PUNISH THOSE SHE REFERRED TO AS TERRORISTS AND MURDERERS.

    FROM AMMAN THE PALESTINE ARMED STRUGGLE COMMAND ANNOUNCED THAT ARAB FATAH COMMANDOS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BLASTS. THE ANNOUNCEMENT CLAIMED THAT THE EXPLOSIONS INFLICTED A LARGE NUMBER OF CASUALTIES.

    THREE EXPLOSIONS OCCURRED WITHIN A PERIOD OF THREE HOURS IN THE MORNING AND THE FOURTH CAME IN THE AFTERNOON. ALL THE EXPLOSIONS WERE IN BLOCKS OF FLATS IN HAIFA.

    THEY DAMAGED ABOUT A DOZEN FLATS, DESTROYED FOUR VEHICLES, STARTED TWO FIRES AND SMASHED WINDOWS OVER A WIDE AREA.

    THE FOURTH EXPLOSION WRECKED A TWO-STOREY BUILDING AND A BABY GIRL WAS BURIED FOR A TIME IN THE RUBBLE. AT ANOTHER DAMAGED BUILDING, AN 18-MONTH-OLD GIRL WAS RESCUED WHEN SHE WAS RAPPED IN A BLANKET AND THROWN THROUGH A HEAVY PALL OF SMOKE TO FIREMEN BELOW.

    POLICE BELIEVE THE EXPLOSIONS WERE CAUSED BY CHARGES WEIGHING ABOUT 11 POUNDS (FIVE KILOS.)
    IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FIRST EXPLOSIONS SECURITY FORCES THREW UP ROAD BLOCKS AROUND THE TOWN, AS POLICE, FIREMEN AND AMBULANCES RUSHED TO THE SCENES. PARTS OF ONE DISTRICT WERE SEALED OFF IN A SEARCH FOR HIDDEN EXPLOSIVES. SCORES OF ARABS WERE DETAINED AND MANY HELD FOR QUESTIONING.

    MRS. MEIR, SPEAKING LATER AT AN ELECTION MEETING, SAID OF THE EXPLOSIONS....."AS IN THE PAST, SO IN THE FUTURE WE SHALL FIND THE WAY TO PUNISH EVERY ONE OF THE TERRORISTS AND MURDERERS."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEJ8V4GZI1XM6UGJPXOAM7NYU4
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJ8V4GZI1XM6UGJPXOAM7NYU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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